Although Halloween falls on the 31st of October each year, there are spooktacular celebrations and fright-filled festivities happening all month long around the city. From horror film festivals to haunted houses and, there is something for the kid in all of us to enjoy.
TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
The 11th annual film festival offers a line-up of new horror and sci-fi flicks.
When: Saturday, October 13-21, 2016
Where: Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON
Cost: Ticket prices and passes vary
HAUNTED HIGH PARK
Explore the grounds of High Park after dark and discover the chilling legends and ghostly tales that have been spooking visitors for decades. Discover Victorian funeral and mourning traditions inside the candlelit rooms of historic Colborne Lodge and see what goes creak in the night. Spooky refreshments included.
When: October 21, 28 & 29 (adult and teen), October 22 (kids and families)
Where: South end of High Park on Colborne Lodge Drive
Cost: $15 plus tax, Children (8-12yrs) $7.50 plus tax. Pre-registration is required
Explore haunted houses and scare yourself silly with this Halloween tradition.
When: October 14-15, 21-23, 26 - 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. to close
Where: Exhibition place
Cost: $24.95 – 28.95
Explore mazes, thrill rides and haunted houses at Canada’s Wonderland.
When: September 30 – October 31, 2016, 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 9580 Jane St, Vaughan
Cost: From $31.99
ROM FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE GOOSEBUMPS
Come in your Halloween best, and experience the weird, wacky, and spooky at #FNLROM
When: October 28, 7 p.m.
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queens Park, Toronto
Cost: $15.00 adults; $13.00 students/seniors; $5 members
LEGENDS OF HORROR
An immersive theatrical interpretation of all the classic horror figures as you are led through a one hour, 1.5 km walk through the bowels of the historic castle.
When: September 30 - October 13, 7 p.m. to midnight; October 14 – October 31, 6:30 p.m. to midnight
Where: Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto
MONSTER DASH TORONTO
Monster Dash is a family friendly event featuring three exciting challenges in one – a 5K and 10K run/walk for kids, teenagers and adults and a cool Spooky Mile for kids that takes place in Sunnybrook Park (2016) in Leaside (North Toronto). A full 100% of pledges and donations will go to support WWF-Canada this year once more.
When: Sunday, October, 30, 2016
Where: Sunnybrook Park, 1132 Leslie St, Toronto, ON
Cost: $40 – 70
Celebrate Halloween with sexy corpses, dapper survivors, cute cadavers and HAZMAT tuxedos, Dress to impress or infect and party the living dead.
When: October 28, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street W, Toronto